Aided performance in real life
When the hearing aid is fitted and the user is given it to wear, most will experience a clear improvement, but what if it does not, and what if it can be better? It is difficult for both the user and the audiologist to know, if the fitting and the given outcome is the best possible. This calls for methods that qualitatively and quantitatively describe the aided listening advantage (if any), and what outcome the user experience his/herself. The work will also relate to the diverse expectations and preferences, which different users may have for the rehabilitation outcome.